I wrote a quick thought on twitter before coming here to write, but I think it sums up the point of this post… My tweet was nothing mind blowing, just straight to the sad, horrible truth. And I said:
#MichaelBrown murderer being let off didnt surprise me- since when are #police held accountable? look back through history, present &Distant
— Truthful Tragedy (@ApoeticTragedy) November 25, 2014
It is heartbreaking that yet another unarmed, young Black male, Michael Brown, an innocent teen with a promising future, was murdered by a police officer who not only has his life but his freedom as well.
Darren Wilson, a sick psychopath in my books, claimed Michael Brown as having a “crazy intent” to kill him. The problem arises here; Michael had no such goal. The media has hyped up any American it can on these lies, though. Watching Fox News they fuel the fire, making this innocent, unarmed teen into an evil wanna be murderer. The part that hurts the most is that so many Americans are dumb enough to believe this and other lies the For-Profit, government run media shares. Never do they do independent research. It’s all about what the good ol’ TV says.
The cop, as always, walked away; no punishment despite the witnesses and evidence. “I don’t have a gun, stop shooting.” … Michael Brown’s last words. How haunting… May his soul find peace on his next journey.
As tragic as this is, while this case has been going on, other teens and adults have been harassed and/or murdered by police. This is nothing new, and it will be nothing old if we don’t demand change.
Too often people ask me why I am so outraged when cops use excessive force or kill (yes, seriously asked this more than once) when they have, “such stress and work such a dangerous job!”– My response to that is one of two things. First, police don’t have the most “dangerous job” you can read my research article on that HERE. Secondly, when you go to become a police officer you know the job is going to be a little stressful at times and probably will make you nervous. Based on that common sense my logic is, it’s your own fault -not the victims fault- if you commit a crime against them because you are nervous. So, if you are jumpy and trigger happy, why the hell are you a cop? If you are, it is your OWN fault. Of course you are stressed- IT’S HOW YOU HANDLE THE STRESS THAT MATTERS!
As I prove with FACTS below, believe it or not, there are some cops who aren’t power hungry, who don’t go out and beat, harass and kill for the sake of it. Additionally, there are police officers in other countries, such as the United Kingdom, who can arrest a person who actually is armed without killing or shooting him!
So why are the vast majority of American cops allowed to behave like animals when it is very obvious another way is possible? Even if there were no cops who understood this non-violent concept, there is no justification for violent behavior we see going on, especially in America.
The correct, morally just and humane way of patrolling is to do so non-violently and if you do behave violently you should be held to a higher standard than the rest of society. You’ve made an oath to society, one which currently you spit on. But that oath you made to serve and protect should mean if you do anything less, you are punished for your actions.
To serve and protect…; no where does it say to abuse and kill. Yet that is what too many American cops do, and what is worse… they usually get away with their crimes, sometimes they are even REWARDED…
I’m not in shock by all the horrors occurring by the police against innocent, undeserving people. I’ve worked in this field far too long to be surprised by anything like that, however, it still causes massive outrage and anger. It also has led me to wonder, if anti’s are so “pro-life” (which they aren’t but, IF) why are they fighting not only against women’s rights but ignoring the death being inflicted upon innocent PEOPLE- children are included in this. Children, not fetuses. An infant being abused matters, a child killed or beaten by police matters- but a woman going and making a choice of whether to remain pregnant or not, is (should be) no one’s concern other than her own!
(And oh yes, kids are killed in America by cops- it happens TOO OFTEN. Go through my blog or click here and simply scroll down,click next, look through them…And look at how many of the articles are about kids under 17 years old. Sadly, tragically, these are NOT even a fraction of all the murders and beatings happening not only to adults but to children as well.)
Adults matter just as much- and the frequency in which people are being beaten and killed by the cops -innocent people; unarmed people.